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Riverbed launches SD-WAN solution

Anuradha Shukla | May 3, 2016
Offers new approach to networking in a cloud-centric world.

Riverbed Technology is offering a new approach to networking in a cloud-centric world with the release of a unique software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN).

The company is delivering an application-defined approach to networking, with Riverbed SteelConnect.

Uniquely designed to enable business-intent policies for applications, SteelConnect provides the performance and agility enterprises require today.

SteelConnect is designed to unify network connectivity and orchestration of application delivery across hybrid WANs, remote LANs and cloud networks such as AWS and Microsoft Azure.

"The market is going through one of the largest transformations ever, with organizations moving quickly to adopt more digital and cloud services and hybrid networks," said Jerry M. Kennelly, Riverbed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Unfortunately, legacy approaches to managing. We believe SteelConnect has the potential to disrupt the multi-billion dollar branch office router market and re-define networking as we know it today."

Digital transformation
Riverbed SteelConnect enables organisations to modernise their network architecture to realise the full potential of digital transformation.

To this end, the solution is said to dramatically simplify and streamline the process of designing, deploying and managing distributed networks.

All this is achieved by a host of tools such as a fully integrated line of secure WAN gateways, remote LAN switches and Wi-Fi access points, all managed centrally through a cloud console with an intuitive and graphical user interface.

SteelConnect can be purchased through Riverbed's Early Access Program. The company has planned the solution's general availability for Fall 2016.

"With SteelConnect, we're delivering an application-defined networking solution that leverages Riverbed's application DNA and integrates industry-leading visibility, to provide the agility, simplicity and speed enterprises need to manage today's complex cloud and hybrid architectures," added M. Kennelly.


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